Goats living in a chicken run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by the Precious Ladies, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. the Precious Ladies

    the Precious Ladies Songster

    Mar 20, 2010
    Hi [​IMG]
    I have 6 hickens living in a 4x8 coop- but no run yet. I just watch over them as I let them out during the day. I will get a run though- a fairly big one to. 12x20. I was wondering if I could house a goat or too ( mabey some sheep as well) in a 3 wall shelter in the run? (they wounldn't have acess to the chicken feed.

  2. boogiedog

    boogiedog Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    Oakland hills, CA
    I think that will be too small for the hoof stock. (in addition there would be the risk of the chickens getting stepped on) Nice sized run for the chickens, though.
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    I would say no - here's why...

    1) They WILL find a way into the food - if the chickens can get in there, the goats probably will too

    2) I lost a chick because of a goat trying to get into the chicken feed - the goat crushed her when he stepped on her.

    Other than that they got along fine, but I don't think I would chance a chicken getting trapped and killed by a goat. Good luck whatever you decide.

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